The Delta Riggs & Harts @ The Brightside

When I saw that The Delta Riggs and Harts were playing at The Brightside a few weeks ago I knew straight away I wanted to photograph the gig. I feel like I have known who The Delta Riggs are for many years now. I have volunteered at Big Sound Live (a music industry gathering in Brisbane Australia) for about four or five years now, and I have seen these guys wandering around in their band jackets. Yes they have jackets with their band name on them, they look awesome and I kind of want one!  Even though these guys have been on my radar for many years now I only heard their music for the first time this year when they supported Foo Fighters at Suncorp Stadium. The moment I heard them play all I could think was why had it taken me this long to listen to them. The Delta Riggs are a band that in my opinion are making music that no other Australian band is. Their live shows are exciting and insanely enjoyable, I had trouble photographing them due to just wanting to dance the whole night.

Harts on the other hand who is a one man band, I discovered through Interning at Universal. Darren Hart (Harts) was signed to Universal for a split moment and toured Australia on the release of his EP ‘Offtime’. I was lucky enough to go on a promo day with him and my promo manager. Not long after all of this Harts became an independent artist and released a full length album ‘Daydreamer’ and by the looks of it hasn’t looked back. Seeing Harts live for the first time with absolutely incredible this is a guy who will put any guitar player to shame. He just blows you away with his incredible talent and music. I am super excited that Harts will be embarking on his own tour in July in support of his new EP ‘Breakthrough’ due out soon.

If you’re looking for new Australian music then these two bands are definitely a place to start.

To find out more information about The Delta Riggs and Harts check out their Facebook and Websites here…

The Delta Riggs


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Lastly a big thanks to these guys for letting me stand in front of them while photographing Harts 🙂

Andy Bull @ The Brightside

When I was interning at Universal Music, I was told by my Promotion’s Manager Jules that if I ever got the chance to see Andy Bull, to make sure I went. I never had the opportunity two years ago but this year I did and Jules you were right. The moment Bull walks onto the stage who can tell the kind of guy he is. With a big grin on his face he says ‘Hi’ to all his fans at The Brightside followed by high fives to the people in the front row. As the last show/tour for his latest release ‘Sea Of Approval’ you can only expect that Bull is excited to be playing these shows as well as being able to start a new chapter once the tour is over. The show was amazing and the crowd loved it but it did seem like they were all waiting for that number one song, ‘Keep On Running’, it was yelled out many times as requests. Andy was smart though and made them wait right till the end and played it as the encore.

I am excited to see what come next for Andy Bull after such a successful album ‘Sea Of Approval’ things can only keep going up for him.

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